दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 280
COMMISSIONER OF RAILWAY SAFETYINSPECTED KUDACHI – UGARKHURD DOUBLE LINE
Shri Anant Madhukar Chowdhary, Commissioner of Railway Safety conducted statutory inspection of doubling of railway track between Kudachi – Ugarkhurd (6.695 km) section on 26.09.2023.
The doubling of Kudachi – Ugarkhurd Section is a part of Londa - Miraj doubling project sanctioned in 2015-2016. The project is 100% funded by Ministry of Railways. The stretch from Londa – Ghataprabha was dedicated by Hon’ble PM in March 2023.
Doubling of railway track enhances the capacity as well as safety. Not only can more number of trains be operated, but the direction of traffic is fixed (Up line and Down Line) and express / passenger trains need not wait for crossing of other trains (passenger or goods).
The Newly doubled section between Kudachi - Ugarkhurd consists of 01 major bridge on Krishna River with 14 spans of 45.7 m open web through girders, one yard remodeling (Kudachi) with one New Loop line & passenger platform of 570 m length and one Road Over Bridge of 60 m Bow String Girder.
A speed trial at a peak speed of 119 km/h on down line and 89 kmph on up line was conducted between Kudachi – Ugarkhurd section. Commissioner of Railway Safety has authorized to open the section at 90 km/h. With doubling of Kudachi – Ugarkhurd Section, South Western Railway has commissioned till now 25.1 km track doubling in this year 2023 -24.
Chief Public Relations Officer South Western Railway, Hubballi